Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 6/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
A baker, environmentalist, and sculptor, Maury Rubin adds yet another profession to his CV: furniture designer. At his second tiny Birdbath bakeshop in New York, his trunk stools are crafted from fallen trees and topped with a recycled-paper composite—the same material forming the display counter. Walls are wheat-board; water-based stains and sealers were used on the reclaimed wood floor. Organic bread and cookies are displayed in Ecoresin cubbies, their shipping crate reused as the counter's base.